RARE CASE OF DROWNING PRESENTING AS A STROKE
Survivors may sustain severe neurologic morbidity. There is negligible research specific to brain injury in drowning making current clinical management non-specific to this disorder. This case report is about a patient who fell from a bridge into the river following consumption of alcohol. The history has been elicited from the patient’s husband. As per the patient’s husband the patient fell from a bridge into the river following consumption of alcohol. Cases where a person has minimal symptoms after a drowning incident, such as stroke, cough, pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), or confusion, are far more common than fatal drowning. It is actually the most common presentation of drowning. New imaging techniques have allowed for the rapid and accurate diagnosis of stroke.
Keywords: Drowning & Stroke